Retro-Fit

There is a growing trend in ABQ to recondition old, burnt-out, Route 66 signs along Central Ave, and give them new life. This is such a sign and I believe it is the first of its kind.

 

Don't know enough about '66 history in ABQ to know what this sign used to be :(

  • Left-Handed Color Blind Photographer 3y

    ...and it is some 50 feet East from this classic '66 sign:
    Town Lodge by [~db~] Photography
  • Pam Morris 3y

    Hmm- this is really interesting, but not sure how I feel about this repurposing stuff
  • Left-Handed Color Blind Photographer 3y

    jose sandoval Ah thx. I did plug the coordinates into Google Earth and did see a building next to it, but had no idea.
  • Robert Jackson 3y

    cool
  • Pete Zarria 3y

    How extremely odd! Here's a similar one from Kingman.
    ABC, Its easy getting something to eat
  • Left-Handed Color Blind Photographer 3y

    Did some research and place used to be "The Royal Inn" and was a frequent scene on the show COPS. Was at some point turned into El Sarape mexican restaurant. It closed and then the city razed the building to the ground.

    el sarape by thekingoftoday


    The metal shell of the sign remained until a grassroots movement sprung up and retrofitted the husk and turned into something different for people to enjoy.
  • jay 3y

    Wild sign. Lovely shot of it too.
  • Ocean 3y

    soon there will be a strip...like vegas.....but less bling....
  • James Martin 3y

    Friends Of The Orphaned Signs
    Here is the other side of this sign with a bit more explanation.
  • Marti Reed 2y

    I have some wonderful shots of this sign from early summer that I haven't done anything with. I love it!! Thank you for digging up the history of it. Anybody know the artist?
  • Marti Reed 2y

    James Martin Oh, I just looked at your picture. Thanks so much for adopting this orphaned sign, I love it!!!
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